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  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A little voice inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back"
    I thought I knew what love was
    What did I know?
    Those days are gone forever
    I should just let them go

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  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cardinal, wow! Assuming you sold that long before your current Americana collection was built.

  • cardinalcardinal Posts: 2,005 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @scubafuel said:
    Cardinal, wow! Assuming you sold that long before your current Americana collection was built.

    Your assumption is totally correct! As the progenitor of the Liberty Cap coinage, I included that Libertas medal along with the displays of my (then) collection of Early Dollars. Actually, I didn't want to sell that one, but the auctioneer convinced me to consign that piece to enhance the overall collection, and told me to set the reserve high enough that it wouldn't sell, but it sold anyway. :'(

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,119 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a couple PL 20$ Back when nobody cared (both were graded 60& 61 PL by NGC). I have wanted to replace them but it might not happen

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Luckily I haven’t let go of any coins that would cause me remorse. I have however sold off a few old poured silver bars that I would love to have back.

  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,232 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I sold aPCGS 1783 8 reales that I never should have let go. I made the coin myself and it was one of the very few of that year that was not an El Cazador shipwreck recovery. I think it was xf but it had a nice look to it.

  • ModCrewmanModCrewman Posts: 4,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Among several others, this is the one that immediately comes to mind at that question:

  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a coin but a 86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC PSA 9. I paid $1400 for it 11 years ago. Sold it for $1800 9 years ago. Today they are over 40k. The Sportscard market has been on fire in various segments for quite a few years but some have gone through the roof during the pandemic.


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  • ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JeffersonFrog said:
    Nothing special other than it was special. Of the couple hundred Jeffs I've sold over the years, this is the one that still causes me to ask myself, "What the aych eee double hockey sticks were you thinking?" It was even prettier in hand. Look forward. Look forward ...

    Awesome looking coin!

  • ɹoʇɔǝlloɔɹoʇɔǝlloɔ Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    haven't let go of too much, but wish I still had the apollo gold bu

    sold it to help pay for a trip to georgia, so it was worth it, but w the bu sales topping off at around 12,000 and proof [still have] nearly hitting 33,000, would be nice to have the set back together - sure it'll happen again someday - also sold one of my 5 oz silver apollos - have 2 more so not terribly upset, but those pucks are some of the best ever made imo

    aside from this, sold all of my RMC silver bullion [aware thats not a coin 😆], and would've liked to've held onto that for the recent infamous history of that company

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just my Rhodium. :#

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  • ChangeInHistoryChangeInHistory Posts: 2,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would probably be one of these two: :'(

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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,884 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2021 6:17PM

    I regret selling my 1883 trade proof. But even with a super low mintage, it's one I could pick up again with the right $$.

    But of the ones I've sold that I regret, at least right now, it's this one I made from an old school raw collection several years back that I wish I still had:

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I needed the money.....at the time

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  • liefgoldliefgold Posts: 1,635 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thought I couldn't live with the tiny spot on the obverse. Wish I had. Mintage 36.

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yorkshireman said:
    Wish I still had this one.

    I can see why. Certainly has a nice Doggy look.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,184 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No picture, but a 1798 large eagle bust dollar in PCGS VF30, dark and original
    1858 Small letters FEC NGC 64
    1837 no star seated half dime PCGS rattler 64

    Those are a few I miss...

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,707 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2021 10:18AM

    I can see the regret dripping off many of your posted coins. While mine is not near as valuable, it still is a thorn in my foot for ever selling it. It was the only twenty cent piece I have owned and was purchased for my 1st 7070.

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  • chesterbchesterb Posts: 961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I went through this thread hoping to see one that I now am in possession of, but alas, not to be...yet! >:)

  • CalifornianKingCalifornianKing Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭✭

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    This one primarily because I got killed on it at GC. Will never again let them set the reserve. PCGS MS65RB

    What reserve did they set?

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2021 4:00PM

    @CalifornianKing said:

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    This one primarily because I got killed on it at GC. Will never again let them set the reserve. PCGS MS65RB

    What reserve did they set?

    PM sent.

  • ike126ike126 Posts: 802 ✭✭✭✭✭

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